Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Pinellas Education Foundation has scholarship applications

countywide

Applications open for college scholarships

The Pinellas Education Foundation is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program for high school seniors. The scholarships focus on a variety of areas, including music and drama, science, math, sports and health fields. Some are based on a student's area of interest, others are based on academic performance, community service or financial need. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Jan. 13. Scholarship application information: pinellaseducation.org/ scholarships.

In tb-two* this week: college pressure

Even high school freshmen feel the queasy stress about college. This week's tb-two*, the Times' weekly newspaper and website for high school students, offers tips for each grade to survive the college push. Go to tb-two.com for a list of locations where you can pick up your free copy.

Elementary school lunch menus

Monday: Popcorn chicken and biscuit, max stix with marinara, chef salad, sweet potato fries, romaine or tossed salad.

Tuesday: Rib-b-que sandwich, tortellini Alfredo, chicken Caesar salad, fiesta beans, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Teriyaki chicken over rice, Tony's stuffed crust pizza, yogurt parfait, broccoli, romaine salad.

Thursday: Meatball sub, corn dog nuggets, farmers salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, cheesy fish filet sandwich, veggie double dipper salad, green beans, romaine or mixed salad.

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